Analyst Ratings for Intersil Corp (ISIL)

Updated: 2017-02-14

Intersil Corp (NASDAQ:ISIL) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for ISIL last month.

Of the 9 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 8 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

ISIL was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 22.5, implying a possible profit of 1.53 percent. The minimum price target given was 22, which equates to a potential downside of -0.72 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 2.78 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 6.35 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.11 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.13 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ISIL to grow at a rate of 96.49 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ISIL has a PEG ratio of 0.66.

In the last 52-weeks, ISIL has achieved a high of 22.76 and a low of 11.38. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 94.73 percent, and 2.64 percent lower than its 52-week high. ISIL has a P/E ratio of 63.8. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ISIL value stock report compares ISIL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.02 billion. ISIL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.